Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus says he wants to take innovative ideas from citizens to the budget "supercommittee" charged with cutting spending. Baucus, who will be sitting on the panel when Congress convenes next week, says Montanans can send their ideas to him on his Web site or by mail to his office. Baucus says he wants "innovative ideas with practical approaches that could realistically be brought to the table and implemented." The senator says he believes Montanans can help with ideas that create jobs and balance the budget.The budget "supercommittee" is responsible for coming up with at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts. If the bipartisan committee deadlocks, automatic spending cuts covering both defense and domestic accounts would be triggered starting in 2013.

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